“Here’s the deal. Each of us decides to ourselves what becoming a pro is all about. Then we do it. I’ll tell both you hairy-legged types what. I don’t care what you think, but I’m gonna be the first to make that jump …”
Braden Campbell is an outrageously talented jazz musician who would rather do something grown up -- like drive a taxi. Karen Watts writes and has the credentials to prove it, but she's paralyzed by self-doubt. Robert Blair, a gifted artist, uses his talent to paint signs and billboards.
After years of false starts, cross-country moves, troubled relationships and generally eating their young, the three get tired of it and reunite with a new resolve. Karen places a bet on who would get started first.
To encourage and challenge one another, they form a support group called BIC Cartel and things start to happen with all three.
Eric Pulsifer is a writer, musician, and a battle-hardened expert on self-sabotage. He has three novels, several nonfiction works and probably more adventures than the law allows under his belt.
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About the Author
Eric Pulsifer, a recovering journalist with more than a decade in the business and two more decades of screwing off, completed his first book in 2012. He liked it so much that even a line of road pylons couldn't stop him now. While he works in several genres, his fiction leans more toward mystery/thrillers with a caffeinated mix of realism, imagination, and a bit of a dark edge. His novels Damage Control and Desert Vendetta have likable characters, realistic settings, and the obligatory dead body or three. His newest work, The Beta Testers, takes an even darker apocalyptic turn in a high-tech setting. None of his fiction can be called autobiographical, but he taps his experiences as a professional musician (1986--), family caregiver (2014--) and taxi driver (1997-2007) to add color to his stories. His nonfiction work touches on the creative side and survival as a writer and musician. His first novel, B.I.C.* Cartel (*Butt In Chair) also concentrates on this creative theme. A respected musician, he currently plays harmonica with several bands in Southern California, ranging from bluegrass to jazz to gospel. A perennial student of musicianship and theory, he shares his ideas in Playing Harmonica Like A Real Musician. While he lives in the Los Angeles area, he calls Charleston, South Carolina home. When not writing or playing music, he can be found on a hiking trail with his dog or tearing apart another computer and wondering how it all goes back together.